Who is Karim Sulayman? He is an Arab-American who has mastered the art of singing tenor. He has also mastered the art of protest. (And he performed it right in front of Trump Tower).
Sulayman’s protest touched people in a good way that made them stop and consider how they feel about Muslims. People watching him had to be asking themselves if they feared him and, if the answer was Yes, then why?
We need much more of this type of peaceful protest and much less of the anarchic type of protest that we saw in response to Milo Yiannopoulos’s scheduled appearance at UC Berkeley.
Did the Berkeley protest change the minds of any bigots who support Milo Yiannopoulos? I doubt it. The best way to protest a provocateur is to not show up at his event. People like Yiannopoulos relish conflict and chaos. It inflates their egos. So if you really want to marginalize him, make plans for a big protest and make sure he knows about it – and then make sure nobody shows up to protest.